Do you enjoy being able to express yourself through poetry?  Are you a lover of poems or write poetry in your spare time as a hobby?  Are you looking for a paid writing gig?  If you answered yes to either one of these questions, you can turn your passion into profits by submitting poetry to various companies for real money.

If you haven’t tried this particular career path, you may want to give a closer look because you can pocket some decent cash writing poetry as a side gig, on a part-time basis, or full-time.  There are a few reasons why people decide to write poetry online.  Here are a few websites that will pay you for your poems.

Benefits of writing poetry online

  • A non-phone gig that does not require you to deal with customers on a regular basis.
  • A lot of companies allow those who live outside the US to submit poetry online.
  • You can work at your own pace (unless there is a deadline to meet).
  • Anyone with access to the Internet can view, read, and share your poetry.
  • You can earn up to $300 per poem!  Depends on the company.

One downside to writing poetry is that it could take some time to get a response back from the company if they receive a lot of poetry submissions from writers.

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There are some people who are really gifted with this particular art form of writing poetry but even if you don’t think you are, give it a try.  You may find that out that you really enjoy it.  Many find poetry therapeutic to the soul and soothing to the mind.

Please do not pay any fee no matter how small to submit your poetry to a company.

Palette Poetry

This company is open to poets year-round and encourages all authors to submit their poetry to them.  All poems must be submitted in English.  This company pays $50 up to $150 per poem.

Poetry Foundation

Poetry pays almost twice as much as Palette Poetry for submissions that will be published by the company.  You are only allowed to submit one submission at a time per category and it must not be previously published anywhere else online.  Pays $10 a line for text poems with an honorarium (voluntary payment where fees are not required) of $300 per poem.  If it is published in print and video they pay for each format.  For prose or the natural flow of speech, pays $150 per published page.

Arc Poetry Magazine

Will accepts poets from all stages of their writing careers to submit poetry that may be published by the company.  Submissions start April 1st and they do not accept paper submissions.  This company pays a rate of $50 per page.


This company also accepts submissions year-round and does not accept or publish previously published work.  If you submit your poetry in printed format, you will receive $200 and a complimentary 1-year subscription to their magazine.  Online contributors receive $100 per poem.  If your submission is selected for their annual award, you will get a $2,000 prize!


This company will accept poetry of all types and lengths.  The pay per poem is $200 for up to 4 poems.  They pay $1,000 for 5 poems or more.  Personal essays and literary criticisms pay $1,000 or above at $0.25  per word.  Book reviews pay a flat rate of $500.  Online content pays $100 to $200 depending on the length and genre.


This company publishes various types of content including poetry.  They do accept simultaneous submissions.  They pay $25 per published page for prose or $3 per line of poetry up to $400 for 4 copies.


This company will accept fiction and non-fiction submissions including poetry from contributors.  The pay is $20 per page with a maximum of $200 payment.

Strange Horizons

This company is seeking new poems and will pay you $50 regardless of the length and complexity.  Payment is made in US dollars.

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Eureka Street

Submit your poetry or articles to this company.  They accept unsolicited submissions of 1,000 words or less.  Pays $200 per article for freelancers and a share of $50 allocated for poetry each week.

Pedestal Magazine

This company is open for poetry submissions between May 3 and the 30th.  There are no restrictions on the theme, style, length, or genre.  Pays $50 per accepted poem.

Grain Magazine

You can currently submit your poetry to this company as well as other forms of writing content.  They pay $50 per page up to $250 for contributions regardless of genre.  Visual work pays up to $500 maximum.

River Styx

This company accepts a variety of content from writers including poetry and even short plays, essays, etc.  If your content is published, you will receive $25 up to $150 depending on the length which also includes a 1-year subscription to their magazine.  Artwork published is paid from $50 to $150 depending on location.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

A well-known company that loves to receive poetry from contributors.  They are willing to pay $200 per poem plus you will receive 10 free copies of the book your story or poem appears in.  Other perks too.


This company publishes all types of content from poetry to short stories, essays, etc.  They pay $125 per poem and up to $500 for full-length fiction or non-fiction.  Artwork is paid at $150.


Visit this blog to find a plethora of paid writing gigs for poetry, non-fiction, essays, short stories, humor, and more.


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